TODAY MARKS THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF NASA'S OPPORTUNITY ROVER LANDING ON MARS.
*Despite the stoic denials of naysayers, independent studies by both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration agree that global warming IS real and ongoing!
*Catherine Samba-Panza has been appointed the interim President of the Central African Republic.
*South Korea reports over 20 million of their citizens' credit card accounts have been computer hacked!
*Revenge Porn has been declared illegal in Israel.
*Early observations of the Ceres asteroid/dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter reveal that it may be releasing water vapor!
*The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe is preparing to land ON a comet (#67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko).
*Scientists in Brazil have identified a new species of river dolphin.
*Luis Avalos, an actor of Cuban heritage and part of the original ensemble of PBS' The Electric Company, has left the stage for his final bow.
*Civil unrest continues in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Thailand, and Syria.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*Other American retailers are reporting over the Christmas season computer hacking attacks of their credit and debit card customers.
*A US National Academy of Sciences' study reports that pollution from Chinese factories is able to reach across the ocean and affect the American Pacific coastline.
*The polar vortex is active again, with many east coast American cities not experiencing temperatures above freezing since January 19th!
*The 2014 Grammy Awards for Music and the Recording Industry will be presented Sunday night, January 26th.
*Ben Starr, a television producer who created The Facts of Life and Silver Spoons is no longer with us.
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